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  • Sircar D, Mukherjee C, Beuerle T, Beerhues L and Mitra A (2011) Characterization of p-hydroxybenzaldehyde dehydrogenase, the final enzyme of p-hydroxybenzoic acid biosynthesis in hairy roots of Daucus carota. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum DOI 10.1007/s11738-011-0723-y.
  • Chattopadhyay T, Roy S, Mitra A and Maiti M.K (2011) Development of a transgenic hairy root system in jute (Corchorus capsularis L.) with gusA reporter gene through Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated cotransformation. Plant Cell Reports 30: 485-493
  • Biswas S, Sircar D, Mitra A and De B (2011)  Phenolic constituent and antioxidant properties of some verities of Indian rice. Nutrition and Food Science 41: 123-135
  • Sachan A, Ghosh S and Mitra A (2010) Transforming p-Coumaric acid into p-hydroxybenzoic acid by the mycelial culture of a white rot fungus Schizophyllum commune. African Journal of Microbiology Research  4: 267-273.
  • Sircar D and Mitra A (2009) Accumulation of p-hydroxybenzoic acid in hairy roots of Daucus carota 2: Confirming the biosynthetic steps through feeding of inhibitors and precursors. Journal of Plant Physiology 166: 1370-1380.         
  • Gaid MM, Sircar D, Beuerle T, Mitra A and Beerhues L (2009) Benzaldehyde dehydrogenase from chitosan-treated Sorbus aucuparia cell cultures. Journal of Plant Physiology 166: 1343-1349.
  • Chakraborty M, Karun A and Mitra A (2009) Accumulation of phenylpropanoid derivatives in chitosan-induced cell suspension culture of Cocos nucifera. Journal of Plant Physiology 166: 63-71.
  • Mandal S, Mallick N and Mitra A (2009) Salicylic acid-induced resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici in tomato. Plant Physiology and Biochemistr  47: 642-649.
  • Mandal S, Mitra A and Mallick N (2009) Time course study on accumulation of cell wall-bound phenolics and activities in defense enzymes in tomato roots in relation to Fusarium wilt. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 25: 795-802.
  • Sarangi P.K, Sahoo H.P, Ghosh S and Mitra A (2009) Biotransformation of ferulic acid into vanillin by a Streptomyces isolate S10. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences 11: 273-278.
  • Sarangi PK, Sahoo HP, Ghosh S and Mitra A (2009) Isolation of ferulic acid from wheat bran using Streptomyces isolates. International Journal of Applied Agricultural Research 4: 57-62.
  • Sircar D and Mitra A (2008) Evidence for p-hydroxybenzoate formation involving phenylpropanoid side-chain cleavage in hairy roots of Daucus carota. Journal of Plant Physiology 165: 407-414.   
  • Chakraborty D, Sircar D and Mitra A (2008) Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase-mediated biosynthesis of 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde in roots of Hemidesmus indicus. Journal of Plant Physiology 165: 1033-1040.
  • Mandal S and Mitra A (2008) Accumulation of cell wall-bound phenolic metabolites and their upliftment in hairy root cultures of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Biotechnology Letters 30: 1253-1258.
  • Chakraborty M and Mitra A (2008) The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of the methanolic extract from Cocos nucifera mesocarp. Food Chemistry 107: 994-999.
  • Gangopadhyay M, Sircar D, Mitra A and Bhattacharya S (2008) Hairy root culture of Plumbago indica – a potential source for harvesting plumbagin. Biologia Plantarum 52: 533-537.
  • Mandal S, Mitra A and Mallick N (2008) Biochemical characterization of oxidative burst during interaction between Solanum lycopersicum and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 72: 56-61.
  • Ghosh S, Sachan A, Sen, SK and Mitra A (2007) Microbial transformation of ferulic acid to vanillic acid by Streptomyces sannanensis MTCC 6637. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 34: 131-138.
  • Sircar D, Dey G and Mitra A (2007) A validated HPLC method for simultaneous determination of 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde and 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzoic acid in root organs of Hemidesmus indicus. Chromatographia 65: 349-353.
  • Sircar D, Roychowdhury A and Mitra A (2007) Accumulation of p-hydroxybenzoic acid in hairy roots of Daucus carota. Journal of Plant Physiology 164: 1358-1366.
  • Mandal S and Mitra A (2007) Reinforcement of cell wall in roots of Lycopersicon esculentum through induction of phenolic compounds and lignin by elicitors. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 71: 201-209.
  • Mukherjee G, Singh R.K, Mitra A and Sen S.K (2007) Ferulic acid esterase production by Streptomyces sp. Bioresource Technology  98: 211-213.
  • Chakraborty D, Mandal SM, Chakraborty J, Bhattacharyya P.K, Bandyopadhyay A, Mitra A and Gupta K (2007) Antimicrobial activity of leaf extracts of Basilicum polystachyon (L) Moench. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 45: 744-748.
  • Gangopadhyay M, Bhattacharya R, Chakraborty D, Bhattacharya S, Mitra A, and Bhattacharya S (2007) An investigation on in vitro propagation of Colchicum luteum and its evaluation of colchicine for the economic benefit of rural people in West Bengal. Planta Medica 73: DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-987405
  • Chakraborty M, Das K, Dey G and Mitra A (2006) Unusually-high quantity of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid accumulation in cell wall of palm mesocarps. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 34: 509-513.
  • Mukherjee G, Sachan A, Ghosh S and Mitra A (2006) Microbial degradation of sinapic acid by Paecilomyces variotii MTCC 6581. Journal of General & Applied Microbiology 52: 131-135.
  • Sachan A, Ghosh S, Sen SK and Mitra A (2006) Co-production of caffeic acid and p-hydroxybenzoic acid from p-coumaric acid by Streptomyces caeruleus. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology 72: 720-727.
  • Ghosh S, Sachan A and Mitra A (2006) Formation of vanillic acid from ferulic acid by Paecilomyces variotii. Current Science 90: 825-829.
  • Sachan A, Ghosh S and Mitra A (2006) Biotransformation of p-coumaric acid by Paecilomyces variotii. Letters in Applied Microbiology 42: 35-41.
  • Sircar D and Mitra A (2006) Resolving p-hydroxybenzoic acid biosynthesis by in vivo blocking of phenylpropanoid pathway in Daucus carota L. Metabolomics 2: 333.
  • Dey G, Chakraborty M and Mitra A (2005) Profiling C6-C3 and C6-C1 phenolic metabolites from Cocos nucifera. Journal of Plant Physiology 162: 375-381.
  • Ghosh S, Sachan A and Mitra A (2005) Degradation of ferulic acid by mycelial culture of Schizophyllum commune. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 21: 385-388.
  • Sachan A, Ghosh S and Mitra A (2004) An efficient isocratic separation of hydroxycinnamates and their corresponding benzoates from plant and microbial sources by HPLC. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry 40: 197-200.
  • Dey G, Sachan A, Ghosh S and Mitra A (2003) Detection of major phenolic acids from dried mesocarpic husk of mature coconut by thin layer chromatography. Industrial Crops and Products18: 171-176.

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